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Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Where am I safe during COVID-19? Safety usually draws various circumstances and situations. We talk about safe driving, safe neighborhoods, safe plane travel. This year, safety is overwhelmingly associated with the coronavirus and ability to not contract it or survive it. Certainly, the preference is not to get sick with COVID-19 and thus, multiple restrictions and rules have been issued or population to follow. States vary on these rules and restrictions and communities may claim various opinions as well. Like everything is a diverse country, coronavirus became a point of arguments. So where and how should we find the right way to behave? How can we stay safe? I am going to share a survey with you. Published in the recent New York Times, the survey asked 700 epidemiology doctors of the population wants to be safe while about their own behavior during the grocery shopping. pandemic. It listed a number of various tasks and behaviors and a percentage of doctors level in visiting other doctors, however, I who would feel comfortable doing them. 90% of doctors felt very comfortable otherwords, there are plenty of elective visits running daily errands, defined as going to a grocery store or a pharmacy. 62% felt it was OK to do hiking outdoors and almost 50% were comfortable visiting their own doctor. Only 26% felt it was safe to send children At the doctor's office, we should make sure to school or daycare, 12% would eat indoors in a restaurant, 4% would go to church, 3% distance space is provided, and the office is would attend a funeral or a wedding, and visibly clean and sanitized. 2% would go to a sporting event. This is not a full survey but rather a short activities. Some, especially those that form of it and please, remember, it was given include in person contact like passing to doctors, so there is some bias in it, related someone close by, may still require a mask. to possible association with free time or It should not be such a big deal to just keep available money. There was no event of 100% safety, which outside. I see joggers changing the side of brings the answer to the question in the the street in order not to pass other joggers title. There is no 100% safety anywhere. Even at close proximity. Some opinion might be if you do not go anywhere, there is always that it is too much caution, but I thinkit only a chance someone will bring the virus to you. However, we all know from experience and common sense that we all need to about it altogether and go back to normal. somehow acquire food so thankfully, On the other hand, we know it is not and will grocery stores have worked very hard to not be possible for a while. So, we need to provide all possible precautions to keep us ask ourselves a question: Is following these safe: partitions, sanitizers, distancing at the rules such a big sacrifice to stay safer? And cashier, mandatory masks and shields. Even keep others safe too? I think you already though there might be some individuals know my opinion; what's yours? who disagree with all of it, huge majority I was surprised to see only 50% of comfort missed a small print:'in non-urgent issues. In to medical providers that can possibly wait. What cannot wait is related to continuing treatments, prescriptions, chronic diseases, especially those with inflammation and pain. all personnel wears protective equipment, There are many opinions about outdoor one in your pocket at any moment you are proves respect to the other person. Certainly, it would be simpler to just forget Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Where am I safe during COVID-19? Safety usually draws various circumstances and situations. We talk about safe driving, safe neighborhoods, safe plane travel. This year, safety is overwhelmingly associated with the coronavirus and ability to not contract it or survive it. Certainly, the preference is not to get sick with COVID-19 and thus, multiple restrictions and rules have been issued or population to follow. States vary on these rules and restrictions and communities may claim various opinions as well. Like everything is a diverse country, coronavirus became a point of arguments. So where and how should we find the right way to behave? How can we stay safe? I am going to share a survey with you. Published in the recent New York Times, the survey asked 700 epidemiology doctors of the population wants to be safe while about their own behavior during the grocery shopping. pandemic. It listed a number of various tasks and behaviors and a percentage of doctors level in visiting other doctors, however, I who would feel comfortable doing them. 90% of doctors felt very comfortable otherwords, there are plenty of elective visits running daily errands, defined as going to a grocery store or a pharmacy. 62% felt it was OK to do hiking outdoors and almost 50% were comfortable visiting their own doctor. Only 26% felt it was safe to send children At the doctor's office, we should make sure to school or daycare, 12% would eat indoors in a restaurant, 4% would go to church, 3% distance space is provided, and the office is would attend a funeral or a wedding, and visibly clean and sanitized. 2% would go to a sporting event. This is not a full survey but rather a short activities. Some, especially those that form of it and please, remember, it was given include in person contact like passing to doctors, so there is some bias in it, related someone close by, may still require a mask. to possible association with free time or It should not be such a big deal to just keep available money. There was no event of 100% safety, which outside. I see joggers changing the side of brings the answer to the question in the the street in order not to pass other joggers title. There is no 100% safety anywhere. Even at close proximity. Some opinion might be if you do not go anywhere, there is always that it is too much caution, but I thinkit only a chance someone will bring the virus to you. However, we all know from experience and common sense that we all need to about it altogether and go back to normal. somehow acquire food so thankfully, On the other hand, we know it is not and will grocery stores have worked very hard to not be possible for a while. So, we need to provide all possible precautions to keep us ask ourselves a question: Is following these safe: partitions, sanitizers, distancing at the rules such a big sacrifice to stay safer? And cashier, mandatory masks and shields. Even keep others safe too? I think you already though there might be some individuals know my opinion; what's yours? who disagree with all of it, huge majority I was surprised to see only 50% of comfort missed a small print:'in non-urgent issues. In to medical providers that can possibly wait. What cannot wait is related to continuing treatments, prescriptions, chronic diseases, especially those with inflammation and pain. all personnel wears protective equipment, There are many opinions about outdoor one in your pocket at any moment you are proves respect to the other person. Certainly, it would be simpler to just forget Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net